Rough-legged Hawks migrate to Bear River Bird Refuge usually in November and stay for a few months there.
Last year I photographed a Rough-legged Hawk on December 3rd, this year I met this raptor on November 27th. A few days difference.
At the beginning of my encounter I thought that the hawk would settle comfortably on one of the branches but the raptor immediately took off.
The Hawk eventually took off.
Somehow I managed to capture this moment. Of course, the photo isn't as good as I wish it would be but I am happy to have it.
Generally, life is good!